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Greene's research focuses on the intersection of homelessness, housing, criminal-legal system diversion-deflection, harm reduction, and recovery. Greene has worked on numerous community engaged research projects with homelessness services and refugee serving organizations. He has written about the relationship between social networks and the well-being of newly resettled refugees and people affected by homelessness. He has also studied premature mortality among people affected by homelessness.
involves interviews with first responders to death scenes that involved a person who was experiencing homelessness. Argues that although there are challenges with documenting homelessness, systematic documentation is important for future data collection and policy efforts--and that there are ways to minimize ambiguities.
Describes the history of homelessness in the United States. Includes a discussion of existing data sources for future research and recommendations for improving prevention and response efforts.
Describes the importance of cultural brokers who connect newly resettled refugees with their new environment and improve resettlement experiences. I see this work extending to explain the importance of peer providers in housing and homelessness services as well.